Hey, I'm Jess!

Welcome To The Pivo Project!

I am a twenty-something from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and am a self-proclaimed craft beer nerd.

While my roommates preferred going dancing on the weekends in college, I was the girl checking out local breweries, picking up craft six-packs and sitting at the campus pub chatting beer with the bartender.

After graduating from Temple University in 2014, my love of craft beer intensified when I decided to move abroad to Prague, the Czech Republic, aka the beer capital of the world. Over the past 3 years, I’ve had the unique opportunity to explore the international beer scene, drink my way through 14 new countries and experience new cultures and traditions.

In September 2018, I packed my bags once again and made the journey back to the US. Now, I’m on a noble quest to rediscover the best US craft beer, and highlight the best craft beer and breweries in Central Pennsylvania.

If you love craft beer and travel, we’ll get along just fine!

Jess Koontz
 Prague, the Czech Republic

Prague, the Czech Republic

 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania